FALL SPORTS WRAP UP!
The Maverick Boys’ Cross Country team capped off its season with a 5th place finish at the OSAA State Championship meet held at Lane Community College on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Mavericks have qualified for the championships for the past six years in a row. The team finished the season with an overall team score of 131, lead by Nolan L. – 11th place, Zach R. – 12th place, Miles R. 24th – place, Pete R. – 32nd place, and Lyle M. – 52nd place.
Maverick Volleyball continues to grow and welcomed many young players this fall. The team also had three athletes make the Lewis and Clark All-League Teams this season. Carmen Q. was selected for Second Team, while Nicola W. and Annabella C. received Honorable Mention. All-League teams are voted on by the league coaches.
Maverick Girls’ Soccer finished its record season by advancing to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. The girls’ program has now reached the state championship event in back-to-back seasons and defeated Santiam Christian in the opening round of the state playoffs 1-0. The Mavericks then faced top-seeded Catlin Gabel in the quarterfinal round. The Mavericks’ strong effort was not enough to overcome the Eagles and Riverdale eventually fell short by a score of 3-0. The Lewis and Clark League All-League Team selections were also made prior to playoffs. Zoe Z. and Yvonne V. were selected for First Team, Truly M. and Reese C. were selected for Second Team, while Rashel W. and Alma T. (goalie) were selected as Honorable Mention. All-League teams are voted on by the league coaches.
The Maverick boys’ soccer program is no stranger to the state playoffs, qualifying for the event every year but one since 2005. Holding true to form, the Mavericks earned a tough first round match-up at Lewis and Clark Stadium as they took on a co-op team of Western Christian / Perrydale. After an exciting 80-minute match, the game ended in a tie sending the contest into overtime. After a grueling 20-minute period, the Mavericks ultimately fell short and lost in heartbreaking fashion by a final score of 4-3. Overall, it was yet another tremendous season for the Mavericks. The Lewis and Clark League All-League Team selections included Glenn S. and Clayton P. for First Team, Damien P. for Second Team, and Isaac A. as Honorable Mention Goalie. All-League teams are voted on by the league coaches.
Lady Falcons take MCL championship in exciting fashion!
Falcon Girls’ Soccer played in the championship game on Nov. 1 against Corbett Middle School. The game was played on a neutral site at Catlin Gabel. Riverdale – the designated home team – scored in the first half, and Corbett followed up later with a goal of its own. With a score of 1-1 when the time ran out, the game went into overtime. After 10 minutes of overtime action, the game still ended with a tie of 1-1 – sending the game into penalty kicks. Ultimately, the game ended with the Riverdale Falcons taking home the championship and winning and epic match. It is the third straight year the Falcons have reached the championship game, but the their first time winning the final match in several years.
Falcon Boys’ Soccer qualified for the MCL playoffs again this season, finishing as the No. 3 overall seed. The team traveled to play host Catlin Gabel (No. 2 seed for the league). In the end, the Falcons fell short of making it to the MCL championship, losing to the Eagles by a score of 4-0.
Falcon Cross Country had an amazing season, receiving their first team trophy with a second place finish at the Valiant Invitational. Although a young team, the boys had a great season and will have a talented group returning next season. The girls had their highest finishing athlete, Zoe R., placing 5th at the district meet. The girls’ team had a strong finish at districts, placing sixth overall.
The girls 7/8 volleyball team is still growing strong with the addition of new coach Laurel Fink. With only one team this season, the girls played the “B” schedule while they continued to build on fundamentals and have fun. We look forward to having the team grow and move up to the “A” schedule next season so they return to the MCL playoffs.